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Child's Loop Fringe Cape

 

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Directions are for a Size to fit 18 months to 2 years with any changes in parentheses for 3-4 and 5-6 year Sizes.

   

Cape takes about 10 (12, 16) ounces knitting worsted,

Size 8 standard knitting needles, size 8 circular 29-inch needle,

size H crochet hook, and one small button.

Abbreviations:

k (knit) lp (loop)

p (purl) tog (together)

Sl (slip) inc (increase)

St (stitch) dec (decrease)

sc (Single crochet) rnd (round)

Gauge: 5 Sts equal 1 inch

Cape: Starting at neck edge, cast 54 sts on circular needle.

Row 1: P 7, inc one St in next St, place marker on needle, p 2 (seam sts), marker, inc one St in next St, p 4, inc one St in next St, marker, p 2 (seam sts), marker, inc one St in next St, p 16, inc one St in next St, marker, p 2 (seam sts), marker, inc one St in next St, p 4, inc one st in next St, marker, p 2 (seam sts), marker, inc one St in next St, p 7-8 sts inc, turn.

Row 2: (Right Side) * K to one St before marker, inc in next St, SL marker, k 2 seam sts, SL marker, inc in next St, repeat from * across row, turn.

Note: Throughout, keep original sts in their patterns as established and work inc sts into more patterns.

Row 3: K 2, * p 2, k 2, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 4: P 2, * k 2 tog but do not remove these sts from left hand needle - k through the first of the 2 sts and then SL both sts off the left hand needle(twist made and no inc or dec made), p 2, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 5: P each St, inc one St in sts before and after seam sts, turn.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: * K 2, p 2, repeat from * to first marker, p 2 seam sts, (p 2, k 2) to next marker, p 2 seam sts, repeat from across, turn.

Note: In Row 7 adjustment was made so seam and other sts will come out in pattern; in same manner adjust rows whenever necessary.

Rows 8, 9: Repeat rows 4, 5.

Repeat rows 2 through 9 until there are 142 sts on needle, ending on pattern

Row 5. Joining Rnd: K 2 tog, work in pattern as established, continuing to inc at seam sts, and ending k 2 tog-140 sts.

Place a marker for center front. Do not turn.

Rnd 1: P 1, k 2, * p 2, k 2, repeat from * to first marker; k the seam sts, k 2, (p 2, k 2) across, continuing to work pattern as established and to k the seam sts.

Rnd 2: P 1, twist on next 2 sts, p 2,twist on next 2 sts, repeat across, following pattern as established and k seam sts.

Rnds 3, 4: K across, inc as established.

Rnd 5: P 1, * k 2, p 2, repeat from across, ending p 1.

Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 2.

Rnds 7, 8: K around, inc as established.

Repeat last 8 Rnds until piece measures 5 (6, 7 ½) inches from beginning.

Form Slits: Work in pattern as established until 15 (17, 19) sts before center front marker.

Using straight needles, work in pattern St on next 30 (34, 38) center front sts only, working back and forth on straight needles and maintaining pattern as written (adjusting if necessary) in rows 2 through 9 until this piece measures 3 (4, 5) inches.

Place these sts on holder.

   

Working on remaining sts in rows on circular needle, back and forth, cast on 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows'.

Work in pattern as on center front piece, continuing to inc as before, and end when this piece is 2 rows shorter than front piece.

Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

End on same row of pattern as front piece.

On next rnd, work off sts from holder and join, continuing pattern and inc until piece measures 10½ (13, 15) inches or 2 inches less than desired finished length.

K 2 Rnds even.

Bind off.

Do not fasten off.

Fringe: SC around lower edge.

Using 1½ inch piece of cardboard make 1 row of lp st, holding cardboard to wrong side of work.

To Make Loop St: Holding cardboard even with work, insert hook in next sc, wind yarn around cardboard from back to front, yarn over hook, draw through st, yarn over and draw through first lp, yarn over and draw through 2 lps. Work a lp st in each sc.

Neck Finishing: SC around neck opening and around neck, making a lp buttonhole at neck edge of opening.

Holding cardboard at right Side of work, work lp st around neck.

Sew on button.

Finishing: Sew the 4 cast on and bound off sts over center section to finish slits. Block.